From Contact Tracing to Vaccine Verification

There are any number of contact tracing apps available. The tech sector was quick to partner with governments to help rein in the pandemic. As you know, there are very few success stories. Adoption has been sparse, and without wide adoption, contact tracing just doesn’t work.

Now we’re looking at a new challenge. Who has had the vaccine? Did they get their second dose (where needed)? Is it time for a vaccine passport app?

Some people think so, and there are several apps in the works. Without a law (and even with one), I don’t think a vaccine passport program will work any better than the failed contact tracing apps. What do you think?

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin." He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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